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The College English I Workbook is an ENG 105 assignment worth 15% of your grade. This guide contains information from the workbook's eight chapters, minus the self-check questions.
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Newspaper articles are frequently the best source of information on recent developments in topics of current interest or contemporary accounts of past events.

Rothrock Library subscribes to: 

  • hundreds of newspapers, including a few international titles, available from some of our online databases (NewsBank, EBSCO, LexisNexis, New York Times, ProQuest)
  • several newspapers in paper format, the latest issue of each located in the periodical area and several months of back issues available at the Media Periodicals Room, LB 109
  • a microfilm collection that includes many historically important newspapers covering major periods in American and world history, such as the Pennsylvania Gazette (1763-1778 and 1782-1789), the Pennsylvania Gazette and Weekly Advertiser (1779-1782), and the New York Herald (1858)

In addition to the newspaper articles available from our online databases, many newspapers are available via the Internet on their day of publication and also in searchable archives. Most newspapers charge a fee for archived articles.


Individual Newspapers                                         Morning Call, Allentown                                    Times News, Lehighton            Express-Times, Easton                                                 , Philadelphia                            Pittsburgh Post-Gazette                                   New York Times                                          Wall Street Journal                      Washington Post                               Chicago Tribune                                   Los Angeles Times


Current News                                      CNN Interactive                                  ABC News                               CBS News                              NBC News


Collections of News Sources                           The Internet Public Library: Newspapers                 


New York Times Newspaper


 The New York Times is an important newspaper and web site because of its extensive coverage of state, national, and international news, including:

  • articles that summarize and analyze important topics in the news
  • the complete text of important speeches and documents
  • extensive coverage of cultural events in book, theatre, film, dance, and art reviews
  • extensive and up-to-date biographical information on key newsmakers


LCCC's Library has every New York Times newspaper since it began in September 1851:

  • online in these databases:
    • New York Times (1851-2006)
    • NewsBank (1985-present)
    • LexisNexis and ProQuest (June 1980-present)
  • current 3 months of paper issues in the Media Periodicals Room, LB 109


New York Times Newspaper


Suppose you have to find a 1983 article about medals won by Jim Thorpe.

1. Begin at the library's homepage:

2. Click on Start Your Research Here, and then on Databases A-Z.

3. Click on New York Times (1851-2006).

4. Enter your most important subject terms and a connector in the basic search box: medals and jim thorpe

5. Limit your results to articles from 1983.

Date Range From: 01/01/1983 To: 12/31/1983

6. Click on Search.


NewsBank Online Database


 Updated daily, NewsBank offers the full text of articles from more than 2,000 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers, including the Morning Call (Allentown, PA), and news video clips.



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